Marilyn Moore


Marilyn Moore



December 1, 2023
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Senator Moore Welcomes $49,616 to District Arts Organizations Through DECD Supporting Arts Grants

Today, State Senator Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) welcomed the announcement that local arts organizations in her district will receive $49,616 through the state Department of Economic & Community Development’s Office of the Arts as it releases its latest Supporting Arts grants. Of 232 grants awarded statewide, eleven were in the 22nd Senate District.

“Investing in the arts not only helps to fund continued arts education but empowers those in our community to amplify and express their voices while using a creative outlet to express themselves,” said Sen. Moore. “Arts play a crucial role in preserving and transmitting culture and I am thankful to the Department of Economic Community Development for their continued support with our local arts organizations in our district.”

The Supporting Arts grant program provides general operating support to Connecticut arts organizations and municipal arts departments; organizations receiving funds can use them where they are most needed. The program utilizes state and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Organizations receiving funds include:


  • City Lights & Company: $5,345
  • Clementina Arts Foundation Inc.: $3,206
  • Downtown Cabaret Theatre Company of Bridgeport: $2,586
  • Greater Bridgeport Symphony Society: $6,274
  • Kids Empowered by Your Support, Inc.: $4,518
  • Klein Memorial Auditorium Foundation, Inc.: $5,558
  • Metro Art Studios Inc.: $5,923
  • Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County: $4,690
  • WPKN, Inc.: $5,426


  • Connecticut Chamber Choir: $2,453
  • Harmony on the Sound Chorus, Inc.: $3,637

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